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Summer Hunter Education courses offered throughout southwest Montana

Education - Region 3

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bozeman, MT — Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses have been scheduled in several locations throughout southwestern Montana this summer. Registration has opened for many of those courses.

Students can find the course closest to them and register online at

Students may be required to pick up materials and complete the course manual before the first day of class. Dates, locations and specific instructions for each class, as well as contact information for the instructors, are available in the event description online.

A student must be at least 10 years old to register for Montana Hunter Education courses. Students ages 10-11 can take the course and hunt as an apprentice but will not be fully certified until the year they turn 12. There is no maximum age limit. Students must attend all classroom sessions, the field course and pass a final exam. Anyone age 18 or older can complete an online course but must still attend a field course to become certified.

To purchase a Montana hunting license, any person born after Jan. 1, 1985, must provide proof of having successfully completed a hunter and/or bowhunter education course issued by Montana, any other state or any Canadian province.

Hunter and bowhunter education courses are led by volunteer instructors who are passionate about preserving Montana’s hunting tradition, teaching firearm safety and other outdoor skills. Instructors are needed in communities across southwest Montana. If you are interested in mentoring new hunters, please contact Morgan Jacobsen, Region 3 information and education program manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, at 406-994-6931 or visit for more information.

The following courses have been scheduled, but additional courses may be posted later this year.

Hunter Education courses in Region 3 (first day of class):

  • Bozeman: July 29
  • Livingston: Aug. 12
  • Belgrade: Aug. 16
  • Butte: Aug. 19
  • Dillon: Aug. 19
  • Bozeman: Aug. 21
  • Bozeman: Sept. 23

Bowhunter Education classroom course in Region 3 (first day of class):

  • Butte: July 22

Bowhunter Education online field day in Region 3

  • Butte: Aug. 1